Blanchard, approximately 2013
Date and time person was reported missing : 08/30/2013
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 04/23/1987 (34)
Age at the time of disappearance: 26 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 210 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Blanchard was last seen in Palmetto, Florida on September 30, 2013. She was sighted jumping from the Skyway Bridge at 5:15 p.m., and after her disappearance, her car was found parked on the bridge. Her body has never been located.
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Manatee County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are not known. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2–5% of missing children in Europe.
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The Sunshine Skyway Bridge Jumper Report
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Interactive Missing Person Search Map